Speaker Bio

Building forward fairer with gender data at the centre.

Claudia García-Moreno


Dr. Garcia-Moreno currently heads the unit on Addressing vulnerable populations in the Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research of the World Health Organization. She has over 30 years’ experience in public health and global health policy, with a focus on women's health, sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. She joined WHO in 1985, following 8 years with Oxfam UK&I and has led WHO’s work on gender and women’s health and violence against women, including coordinating the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence and co-leading the first global and regional estimates on intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women. Under her leadership WHO has produced numerous guidelines and tools on integrating gender equality and human rights in health, strengthening prevention and the health response to violence against women and the Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health sector in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls and against children endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2016. Her team also does research and provides support to countries to address violence against women. She is involved in several initiatives on violence, including as founder and past chair of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and Chair of the Independent Advisory Board of DFID’s research initiative, ‘What Works to prevent violence against women and girls?’. She is a physician from Mexico with an MSc in Community Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).